Interim Executives
Don’t miss a beat on important initiatives and critical roles.

Whether you’re experiencing rapid growth or looking to weather uncertainty, strong leadership is essential. Gaps at any level can sap momentum, throw organizations into disarray, and stall progress on important initiatives. When you’re short a key player, undergoing an extended search, or building out new capabilities, even temporary solutions can be transformative.

At Heidrick & Struggles, our interim executive capabilities provide next generation talent solutions to help companies achieve higher performance and growth. From C-suite officers to line managers, on-demand interim executives can help fill gaps in critical roles, augment leadership capacity, drive transformation efforts, and set the permanent hire up for success.

Our team’s expertise spans all interim leadership roles, including:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
  • Interim Managers across all functions
  • Interim Leaders for special projects and transformations
  • Special advisors

In North America and the United Kingdom

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The Interim Executive Advantage
See how top companies tackle immediate priorities, fuel transformations, and set up permanent hires for success with interim executives.
Interim executives. Long-lasting results.
Access strategically selected interim executives perfectly matched to your leadership needs. Heidrick & Struggles enables clients to tap into an international marketplace of experienced industry leaders who are ready, willing, and able to take on critical responsibilities for a limited period of time.
On-Demand Leadership

Thousands of highly skilled interim executives are available within days to rapidly fill unexpected gaps and drive organizations through moments of major change.

Mission-Critical Experience

With operating experience at leading organizations and distinctive specialist knowledge, our on-demand interim executives have the skills and expertise you need to maintain business momentum.

Results-Oriented Resourcing

Access interim executives with an uncompromising focus on results and a track record of success in engagements similar to your needs.

Congratulations to the Atreus team

Atreus -- a "hidden champion” of the consulting market

Atreus, a Heidrick & Struggles company, has been named the 2024/25 Hidden Champion of the consulting market and has been hailed as the top vendor in Interim Management Consulting. At a time of acute challenges and uncertain markets, Atreus consultants have built a reputation as reliable implementers, interim search experts, and forward-thinking innovators. That is why Atreus successfully prevailed over the biggest players in the consulting sector to land in first place. Their secret to success? Atreus is well known for its reliability, integrity, and speed as well as its flexibility, commitment to results, and value placed on people. The internationally renowned business newspaper Handelsblatt also honors Atreus as a top consultancy in Restructuring & Turnaround, Automotive, Healthcare & Pharma, Industrial Goods, and Consumer Goods & Retail.

The Top Interim Executive Trends of 2024

Discover the interim executive roles clients most need to fill—from acute needs in the finance function to high demand for HR and digital, data, and IT leaders—as they seek to address critical challenges, guide strategic initiatives, and maintain stability during times of transition.

What's Driving the Demand for Interim CFOs?

Learn why and how companies are engaging experienced interim CFOs to meet the growing complexity and operational scope of the finance team’s mandate.

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